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September 2015 Blog Posts (146)

7 Phrases with "Touch" You Might Be Saying Wrong

If English is your second language, chances are you've struggled with verb phrases and idioms involving "touch." On more than one occasion, I've had a student, colleague, or friend end a conversation with "I'll touch you," instead of "I'll be in touch." 

So, what's the difference? Touching is the act of coming into physical contact with someone or something, whereas being in touch refers to verbal communication. "I'll touch you" is a…

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Added by ESLInSight on September 22, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Three things to follow to Improve Your English Skills

I have seen many complaining that even though tried hard they can’t make it improved their English level. It’s not true, to be frank, because there are hundreds of life examples where people achieved something out of their English learning practices. So one thing is clear that some people are not achieving anything from their efforts not because they are not dedicated, but they lack something that’s crucial in reaching levels.

Here I would like to talk about three things that a person…

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Added by James Kyne on September 22, 2015 at 12:39 — 4 Comments

The opportunities in our life

The words said: people who are successful means they are someone who can catch the chances promptly. Exactly, variety of opportunities met with us then we have missed some one. Probably that’s why our life always full of happy and unhappy,

In your career period, catch a good chance…

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Added by Kevin liu on September 22, 2015 at 10:26 — 4 Comments

Hajj 2015 (b)

Tawaf is done. Then the pilgrim proceeds to Saayi after praying two (rakaa) at Abraham standing place. After finishing Saayi, the haji is ready to go to Mina area for the watering day. Today, 22/9/2015 - correspondent to the eighth of Thulhijjah 1436 H, it is called the watering day. The pilgrims are all here in Mina area, getting water and whatever they need for the great Hajj, tomorrow, the ninth of Thulhijjah  which is the day of Arafa. They pray most of the prayers here and stay…

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Added by dara gino on September 22, 2015 at 8:06 — 3 Comments

Light Bulb Moments

Light bulb moment is a burst of inspiration.   It is something you get out of a moment which you previously had not realized before.  An occurrence where you feel like saying “Eureka!” because it finally dawns on you the possibilities it can give. Perhaps upon perusal of my adventures, you may yourself…

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Added by Alice E. on September 22, 2015 at 2:49 — 16 Comments

Hajj 2015 (a)

Hajj means strive for Greatened. A journey to the Almighty, full of faith and symbolism, for it represents a journey of soul to God. The different rites of Hajj and each aspect of it is replete with Profound meanings about life. Ibada (worship and realities of faith, especially the love and fear of God.

Hajj will start with Ihram, Tawaf around Alkaaba,…

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Added by dara gino on September 21, 2015 at 15:58 — 3 Comments

Play with synonyms and antonyms.

June and Nile were very good friends. They had many similarities.They even had many common ideas and beliefs. Moreover, their culture was same. One fine morning they decided to get married. They had a very good bond too.

Time passed. Many things happened between them, many differences came up. After 3 years of being together they decided to be separated. They torn their relationship. They broke the vows which they pronounced…

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Added by bet on September 21, 2015 at 6:30 — 14 Comments

What an embarrassing day

When I was ten years old, I was playing football with my friends.While playing, I kicked the ball and it broke my neighbor's window.Before long my neighbor came down and angrily asked us who threw the ball on her window?Nobody answered her. I had to tell her that I broke her window by accident.She took my hand and we arrived at my home to tell my parents. She told everything to my parents.My parents paid for her window and they punished me not to play footbaal for a week.I felt very bad this…

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Added by Thunder on September 20, 2015 at 18:43 — 11 Comments


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MOON CAKE (part 2)

I'm very eager to post some pictures of moon cake.

Thank Onee-chan and setareh for enjoying our culture. And here are the pictures.

Firstly, the traditional cakes includes baking cake (the brown one) and soft cake (the white one):

 In the past (especially in the North) a moon cake box includes 2 baking cakes and 2 soft cakes. The white one is usually round…

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Added by ann on September 20, 2015 at 10:30 — 16 Comments

synonyms of robber or thief!

Two days ago, I heard a thug tried to unlatch one of our neighbor's main door. Most probably his intention was robbery. Hearing this piece of information, I became numb and amazed. But, I had no idea that it was not the first incident. Before it, a robber twisted their backdoor but could not open it. Then he sent this sniper who became successful to step into the main entrance.…

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Added by bet on September 20, 2015 at 7:30 — 14 Comments

the boxed ....

We are what the nature we carry……… we do not cross this unseen line  in our whole life… we are match sticks of this box. To recognize our natural habits and temperament; how polite or rude, talkative or reserve, shy or extrovert, frequently express our emotions and feeling or always keep it hidden from surrounding people, is important to know.…

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Added by angel on September 20, 2015 at 6:37 — 5 Comments

Sunday Moment

My first written here, for sunny sunday morning ^^

I've been finished my task make a module about Implementation Health Information System. Is it difficult? yeah, for the material.. but no for the language. Coz it's written not in english :D

I think I get diziness after finishing all of my task, open myEC and spare the time here. Practice writing in english and advancing my grammar. *In hope*

Sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph it's feel so difficult to explore…

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Added by Kartika Rahmawati on September 20, 2015 at 5:54 — 6 Comments


SpamBuster
MOON CAKE

It is mid autumn now.

Every year as soon as my birthday came, I know mid autumn is coming. We have a tradition in autumn.



As a country with the similar culture with China, we use both Sun calendar and Moon calendar. The Sun calendar is used for work by younger people. And the Lunar calendar is used for many special occasions. For example: marriage, New Year holiday or choosing a good day to move in a new house... Mid autumn is an example too.

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Added by ann on September 20, 2015 at 1:06 — 17 Comments

beauty and the beast

She was there…looking at her face was one of the finest moments of his life. She was his and …yes..this was the only thing made  him  happy. Was she really beautiful or that was just a magic spell that hypnotized his mind …whatsoever it was spring time. Everything around them was lovely, beautiful and amazing. Exploring the world hands in hands was awfully exciting; every scene amused them. Enjoyed the beauty of time …..merry time was pouring the most desirable  sweet nectar drop by…

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Added by angel on September 19, 2015 at 17:52 — 5 Comments

Religion, God & Spirituality - I

Religion, God & Spirituality

Which came first?

If you could answer it correctly, I am sure you are more spiritual than religious. A person who could correctly differentiate religion and spirituality only can answer it correctly. Unfortunately most of my friends are thinking both are same  L.

A person could be spiritual without even following any religion.

Wait, please think a couple of minute and define what religion is? What spirituality is? Even you know…

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Added by pugal on September 19, 2015 at 17:09 — 16 Comments

Practice English speaking ad prepare for IELTS exam

Dear friends,

I'm Vietnamese and I'm preparing for IELTS exam in November. My target is 6.0 speaking. Anyone would like to practice speaking English with me please add me at my skype address: sv_5tot

I hope we could practice and improve our English skill together :)

Best regards!

Mai (Bella)

Added by Thanh Mai on September 19, 2015 at 12:21 — 2 Comments

Blog challenge: Words or expressions that mean the same things

My eagerness, keen and enthusiasm for learning English is intense, extreme and drastic. The vast, huge and broad vocabulary of English language makes me bewildered, puzzled or confused. There are so many words meaning the same like delay, postpone and…

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Added by setareh on September 19, 2015 at 10:52 — 15 Comments

Controversy

When and why to live or die?

To say or hide, to lose or find?

Do we love or just adore?

From the heart just, from your core

You feel or sense, embrace or hug?

Absorb, consume!!! Just feel the smack?

Love or leave, lie and…

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Added by Helena on September 18, 2015 at 17:29 — 9 Comments

Dream with me...

I am closing my eyes and immersing myself into the deep ocean. Falling down to a place where I am alone.. only me, myself not disturbed. Here it is real me, not influenced by anybody and anything. I might be lost or down but such dreaming gives me new hope. Hope, which fullfils my body with the invisible…

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Added by Luci on September 18, 2015 at 17:11 — 16 Comments

I give up!

Have you ever known this feeling? You always try your best again and again and you fail at the end,the people always says that there are the light at the end every tunnel but I can't find it,whether this isn't the end of the tunnel,so how I could find the light of my life, do you tell me,I sure you can't,it's hard to say because everyone in us have a complete different life , you can say I'm a negative person,right..I have tried my best to live positive but now I can't, I can't bear more than… Continue

Added by minan on September 18, 2015 at 8:17 — 13 Comments

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